5 Actresses Who Brought Activists to the Show — Golden Globes

Presenter Oprah Winfrey speaks onstage during the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel

5 Actresses Who Brought Activists to the Show — Golden Globes

Meryl Streep's activist date was Ai-jen Poo, director of the National Domestic Workers Alliance and co-director of Caring Across Generations campaign.

"I think that people are aware now of a power imbalance and it's something that leaFstods to abuse", Streep told E!

"It's led to abuse in our own industry, and it's led to abuse across the domestic workers' field of work". It's in the military, in Congress, and everywhere. And we want to fix that. "We feel emboldened in this moment to stand together in a thick, black line".

Michelle Williams brought Tarana Burke, the founder of #metoo.

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"You know why we're here?"

"Tarana has been working with [Time's Up] a long time, and encouraged the group to bring in other activists working in other sectors", Jayaraman, a restaurant industry activist, told The Hollywood Reporter. "She started the #MeToo movement". Sarandon will be bringing along Rosa Clemente, who has campaigned for voter engagement among youth of color, third party politics, United States political prisoners, the rights of Puerto Rico to become an independent nation, and media justice.

Billie Jean King, the tennis champion who founded the Women's Tennis Association, will accompany Stone, who is up for a Globe for her portrayal of King in the film Battle Of The Sexes.

The Time's Up sexual harassment prevention initiative launched January 1 by Shonda Rhimes, Reese Witherspoon, Emma Stone and other prominent Hollywood women includes, among other things, a legal defense fund for victims, legislative initiatives and a request that women wear black to the Golden Globes.

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In a statement Sunday, the advocates say they were inspired by the Time's Up initiative.

Also, like CarterMatt on Facebook to get more updates on this show and some others we cover. "We don't what to create hierarchies where we are saying women of Hollywood are more important than anyone else but women in Hollywood have a chance to amplify the issues and shine a light on them".

In a joint statement, the eight activists said they hoped that by attending the Golden Globes, they would redirect attention from abusers to survivors and lasting solutions.

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